It Found You Crying in Front of the TV

I don’t know how it comes back, but it does.  It comes knocking on your door.  Even though you can barely notice it at first.  I am talking about the feeling of wanting to live again.  I know you never thought it would come back.  You didn’t believe it could find you.  But it did.  It found you crying in front of the TV.  And it made the movie you were watching, right for what you needed.  It…

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The Inheritance

I have been more emotional lately.  I know you have too.  There is something in the air. Isn’t there?  Something ungraspable.  Unknowable.  Quite unspoken.  Even though we do speak of it.  I see it in people’s eyes.  Heaviness sitting inside emptiness. How do we even begin to understand it?   A burden like no other.  It is as if it wasn’t part of the pain education we ever got.  And because…

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Millions of Souls Are Thinking of You

I am writing to you late on Thanksgiving evening, and I can’t stop thinking of you.  I want to know about your day.  Were you on your own?  Did you have to cook a meal for one?  I tried to guess the number of people who were not able to be with their families, and I can’t decide if it is a million, two million, or ten.  Maybe even 100 million people ate Thanksgiving dinner on their own this year.…

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A New Fork in The Road

Today, I was reminded of the joy of a new adventure.  The unknown path ahead.  The fork in the road.  Oh I felt young again.  I rejoiced.  I was nauseous just before it.  My brain casting a spell of darkness.  And yet, when I leaped inside the unknown I felt elation.  The kind I had forgotten about.  The kind only reserved for the years before.  But yet, there it was. My very own fork in the…

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My Hard Won Truths

Lately the whole world has been suffering a lot more than usual.  So today I decided to share with you my very own hard won truths that are helping me through this difficult time.  Of course it doesn’t mean that I am not impacted by current events, it just means that I am able to recover a little easier.  Here they are.   I BELIEVE IN DESTINY  Our lives are made of experiences that are connected…

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Soothe What Needs Soothing

No matter where you live, or the kind of life you have.  This week is hard on everyone.  People with easy or hard lives.  Optimists and pessimists.  Wealthy or poor. Every race and ethnicity.  When the ship we are all in, feels lost in the ocean we have a sinking feeling.  The longer it takes to steer it, the harder it gets to remind ourselves that it will be ok.  This is just human nature.…

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Changing Chairs

I always write this letter from inside my own life.  From day one I have promised myself to sit and write it no matter what is taking place, for me. There have been times (not often) when a heartbreaking moment happens on the same day as this letter has to be written and I feel obliterated.  Something happened today that shook me.  What happened is not important.  What is important is that I was…

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The Floorless Life

Once upon a time, a day came that took everything from you.  And you crumbled at the nothingness.  And you stepped inside of it looking to find something, anything to hold on to.  But there was nothing.  Nowhere to even put your knees on, so you could kneel and pray.  You searched where you thought the floor should be, but even that was taken from you.  Then you did the only thing you knew how to…

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The Life Lifter

Sometimes I feel like I can see you in your home, in your life, in your pain. And the last thing you need is someone to come and tell you what to do, inspire you to change your life. You are tired. Fed up. Hurt.  You can’t even think about your day without anxiety.  You want to close your eyes, block your ears and be transported to somewhere else.  Another world. Maybe even start from scratch.…

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Your Pen Pal

It’s late Thursday night, writing this letter to you.  If you live in the US you will get it first thing Friday morning.  With your cup of coffee or tea.  If you are in Australia or New Zealand, it will be late at night.  And if you are in the UK or Europe mid afternoon, with a scone and a cup of tea.  So many of you also read this letter in India, in the early evening.  And let me not forget the…

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